Rachel was raised in Hobart, WA. She graduated from Whitworth University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Ministry Emphasis) and is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity at Fuller Seminary. Before coming to John Knox, she served on staff at Maple Valley Presbyterian Church in Maple Valley, WA and Knox Presbyterian Church in Spokane, WA. She has also worked as a choral accompanist and private voice and piano teacher throughout the Greater Seattle area.

In addition to music and the arts, Rachel is passionate about walking alongside others as they discover who God has created them to be and the unique ways they have been equipped to serve in the world. She is also passionate about encouraging and developing the next generation of leaders.

Rachel is grateful to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she can enjoy hiking, cheering on the Sounders, drinking good coffee, as well as reading on rainy days or being outside on our perfect sunny days (when we get them).